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A  PARTIAL  LIST  OF  THE  DESCENDANTS 


REV.   JAMES     MARYE 


Rev.  James  Marye,  a  native  of  Rouen,  Normandy,  France, 
the  second  son  of  a  wealthy  and  worthy  parentage,  was  edu- 
cated for  and  entered  the  priesthood  of  the  Roman  CathoHc 
Church,  but  scruples  as  to  the  correctness  of  the  tenets  and  prac- 
tices of  that  faith,  led  him,  in  1726,  to  flee  to  England,  abjure  it 
and  to  be  ordained  in  the  Protestant  Episcopal  Church.  This 
act  occasioned  a  breach  between  himself  and  his  immediate  rela- 
tives in  France,  who  consisted  of  a  widowed  mother,  an  elder 
brother,  Peter,  and  a  younger,  William,  an  officer  in  the  French 
army,  and  as  he  could  not  conscientiously  accede  to  their  com- 
mands to  return  and  re-enter  the  priesthood,  communication 
with  them  ceased.  In  October,  1728,  Mr.  Marye  married  in 
London  Miss  Letitia  Maria  Ann  Staige,  the  daughter  of  a 
deceased  clergyman  of  the  Established  Church,  and  the  sister  of 
Rev.  Theodosius  Staige."  In  September,  1729,  Mr.  Marye  with 
his  wife  embarked  for  Virginia.     His  first  child  was  born  on  the 


a  Prepared  chiefly  from  data  kindly  supplied  by  Hon.  J.  L.  Marye, 
Fredericksburg,  Virginia. 

b  Rev.  Theodosius  Staige  came,  with  an  unmarried  sister,  to  Virginia, 
and  was  the  rector  of  St.  George's  parish,  Spotsylvania  county,  some 
time  prior  to  November,  1728.  A  daughter  married  Samuel  Thompson, 
Orange  county,  and  they  had  issue,  among  others  possibly,  a  son,  Wil- 
liam Staige.  The  name  Staige  is  a  favored  Christian  name  in  the  Davis 
and  other  families  of  Virginia.  A  distinguished  instance  was  the  late 
Professor  John  Staige  Davis,  M.  D.,  of  the  University  of  Virginia. 


184  DESCENDANTS   OF   JAMES    MARYE. 

passage  across  the  Atlantic.  He  appears  to  have  been  called  to 
the  charge  of  the  parish  of  St.  James'  Northam,  Goochland 
county,  soon  after  his  arrival  in  Virginia,  as  "  Mr.  Mane,  of  St. 
James'  "  officiated  at  a  christening  at  Manakin-town  May  20th, 
1730.''  He  continued  in  this  first  useful  and  extended  ministry, 
supplying  several  churches,  until  called  to  a  second,'*  that  of  St. 
George's  parish,  Spotsylvania,  into  which,  upon  the  petition  of 
its  vestry  to  Governor  Gooch,  he  was  inducted  in  October,  1735. 
Here  he  acceptably  and  faithfully  labored  until  his  death  in  1767, 
when  he  was  succeeded  by  his  son,  Rev.  jameb  Marye,  Jr.  Two 
chapels  were  built  by  the  efforts  of  Rev.  James  Marye,  Sr.  The 
farm,  "  Fayetteville,"  eight  miles  distant  from  Fredericksburg, 
which  he  purchased,  and  upon  which  he  resided  until  his  death,'' 
and  upon  which  he  was  buried,  remains  in  the  possession  of  his 
descendants. 

Issue  of  Rev.James^  and  Letitia  Maria  Ann  (Staige)  Marye: 
i.  Lucy  Mary,^  (^.  loth  October,  1729,  on  the  Atlantic  Ocean; 
;«.  twice:  ist.  Rev.  Mungo  Marshall  ;  2d,  James  Marsden, 
M.  D. 
ii.  Rev.  James,'^  /'.  8th  September,  1731  ;  educated  in  England  ; 
Minister  of  St.  Thomas'  parish,  Orange  county,  from  1761 
to  1767  when  he  succeeded  his  father  in  St.  George's  par- 
ish, and  served  there  until  his  death  in  1780;  "buried  at 
Fayetteville;"  m.  twice;  ist,  Letitia  Courtney  ;  2d,  Eliza- 
beth,   nif   Osborne,    widow    of  Grayson,    Loudoun 

county, 
iii.  William,'' <^.  6th  April,  1733;  graduated  M.D.  in  Edinburgh; 
served  as  surgeon  for  three  years  on  an  East  Indiaman  ; 
d.  unmarried  at  Gravesend,  England,  on  the  eve  of 
embarking  for  Virginia, 
iv.  Susanna,'-' A.  17th  June,  1735;  w.  Dr.  I  lenry //dV?///,  and  had 
issue.  James.^ 


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rf  Leaving  "  tin-  1  lui^ucnDl  scltkiin.-iU  at  Manikin  town."  Meade's 
Old  Churches  and  J'lDni/ies  0/  I'iii^inia,  11,  p.  69. 

I'  This  is  tin-  laniily  tradition  ;  hut  in  the  .State  Land  OlTice  is  recorded 
a  grant  to  hini  ot  401)  acres  in  .Spotsylvania  county,  i5lh  March,  1744. 
Book  2.^,  p.  Sol. 


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DESCENDANTS    OF   JAMES    MARYE.  185 

V.  Peter, '^  <^.  20th  February,  1737;  graduate  William  and  Mary 
College,  Virginia;  Member  of  House  of  Burgesses  from 
Spotsylvania  county,  1769;  m.  6th  December,  1773, 
Eleanor,  daughter  of  Colonel  William  and  Anne  (Cole- 
man) Green, "^  of  Culpeper  county,  and  settled  on  Hazel 
river,  in  that  county,  one  mile  from  State  Mills. 

y  William  Green  was  the  son  of  Robert  Green,  b.  1695  (son  of  Wil- 
liam Green,  a  member  of  the  Body  Guard  of  KingWilham  III,  of  Eng- 
land), who  migrated  to  Virginia  about  1717,  with  his  uncle,  William 
Duft',  a  Quaker,  and  settled  in  what  is  now  King  George  county.  They 
became  partners  of  Joist  Hire  and  Robert  McKay,  who  had  warrants 
(1731)  for  locating  140,000  acres  of  land.  Hence  the  firm  of  Hite,  Mc- 
Kay, Green  and  Duff.  In  1736,  Lord  Fairfax  entered  a  caveat  against 
Hite,  alleging  that  these  lands  were  within  the  Northern  Neck,  and 
hence  his  property.  This  led  to  the  suit  of  Hite  &  Co.  against  Fairfa.x, 
which  was  not  decided  until  17S6,  when  all  the  parties  to  it  were  dead. 
The  representatives  of  Hite  &  Co.  recovered  a  large  sum  of  money 
and  extensive  tracts  of  land.  Robert  Green,  who  was  the  heir  of  his 
uncle,  William  Duff,  ni.  Eleanor  Dunn,  of  .Scotland,  and  settled  in  Cul- 
peper  county.     They  had  issue  : 

i.  Colonel  William,  of  the  text,  who  left  issue  eight  children  :  Wil- 
liam ;  Francis  Wyatt,  w.  Lucy  Strother  and  removed  to  Ken- 
tucky ;  Eleanor,  of  the  text ;  Anne,  ni.  John  Pomdexter,  Louisa 
county;  Eliabeth,  7«.  Henry  Camp;  Nancy,  w.  George  Thomas; 

Mildred, ;;/.  Stringer ;  Susanna,  d.  unmarried  ;  Lucy,  m.  James 

Madesette,  Shenandoah  county, 
ii.  Colonel  Robert,  vi.  Patty  Ball,  of  Northumberland  county.     Issue, 
five  children. 

iii.  Duff,  in.  twice:  ist.  Miss  Thomas;  2d,  Anne,  daughter  of  Major 
Henry  Willis,  of  Fredericksburg,  Virginia. 

iv.  John,  Colonel  in  the  Revolution,  distinguished  at  Brandywine, 
Monmouth  and  Guilford ;  m.  Susanna  Blackwell.  They  were 
the  parentsof  William,  and  grandparents  of  Judge  John  William 
Green,  of  the  Supreme  Court  of  Appeals  of  Virginia,  who  was 
the  father  of  the  late  eminent  Hon.  William  Green,  LL.D.,  and  of 
seven  other  highly  worthy  sons. 

V.  Nicholas. 

vi.  James. 

vii.  Moses. 

See  Memoir  of  William  Green,  LL.D.,  by  Rev.  Philip  Slaughter, 
D.  D.,  Richmond,  1883. 


^ob  DESCENDANTS    OF   JAMES    MARYE. 

Issue  of  Rev.  Mungo  and  Lucy  Mary'^  (Maryej  Marshall: 
i.  James;^  educated  in  Europe;  d.  unmarried, 
ii.  Lucy,^  m.  John  Daniel,  Orange  county;  d.  s.  p. 
iii.  William,^  graduated  M.  D.  at  Edinburgh,  Scodand;  practiced 

in  Virginia  ;  d.  s.  p.. 
iv.  Susanna,'*  m.  Alexander  Gordon,  a  native  of  Scotland. 

Issue  by  his  two  marriages  of  Rev.  James^  Marye: 
i,  James,^  m.  Mildred,  daughter  of  Lawrence  Slaughter,  Cul- 

peper  county, 
ii.  Lucy,*  vi.  James  Weir. 

iii.  Elizabeth,^  /«.  Rev. Dunn. 

iv.  Nancy,*  m.  Yeoman  Smith,  who  d.  1848. 
V.  Letitia,*  m.    Thomas  B.  Adams,  merchant,  Fredericksburg, 
Virginia. 

Issue  of  James*  and  Mildred  (Slauohter)  Marye  : 
i.  Robert  V.,*  d.   1798;  removed  to  Shreveport,  Louisiana;  tfi. 


ii.  John  Lawrence,*  d. ;  d.  — ,  1868;  lawyer  of  Fredericks- 
burg, Virginia ;  member  of  the  Virginia  Convention  of 
i86o-'6i,  which  passed  the  ordinance  of  secession  ;  ;;/. 
Anne  Maria,  daughter  of  Dr.  Robert  Burton,  Bucking- 
ham county.  He  purchased  in  1825  the  "  Brompton  " 
premises,  which,  as  "  Marye's  Heights, "  are  historically 
famous  through  the  events  of  the  late  war  between  the 
States.  Upon  the  first  range  of  hills,  distant  about  three- 
Iburths  of  a  mile  west  ot  Fredericksburg,  Mr.  Marye 
built,  in  1838,  the  large  brick  mansion,  in  which  he 
resided  until  his  death.  An  extensive  lawn  slopes  from 
it  to  the  public  road  whicli  is  bounded  by  the  noted  "  stone 
fence,"  which  atibrded  a  breastvvork  for  the  Confederate 
infantry,  who,  supported  by  artillery  posted  on  "Marye's 
Heights,"  signallv  repulsed  the  repeated  desperate 
assaults  of  Burnside's  army,  December  12th,  1S62.  The 
mansion  still  bears  the  marks  of  the  serious  damage  then 
inflicted  by  shot,  shell,  and  minie-ball.'^ 


g  Marye's  Heights  was  llie  scene  rect'iitly  of  a  somewhat  interesting 
event.    The  press  chronicled  the  marriage  there,  December  17,  1885,  of 


DESCENDANTS    OF   JAMES    MARYE.  187 

iii.  Catherine  Matilda/  b.   ;   m. Beatty,   Spotsylvania 

county,  and  removed  to  Caddo  parish,  Louisiana.     Issue. 

iv.  Mildred  Slaughter,*  b. ;  m.  twice;  ist,  Blackwell ; 

2d,  Cunlifife;  removed  to  Caddo   parish,   Louisiana. 

v.  Elizabeth  Letitia,*  b.  :  w.   Cunliffe  and  removed 

to  Noxan  county,  Mississippi. 

vi.  Frances  Anne.*  b. . 

Issue  of  John  Lawrence*  and  Anne  Maria  (Burton)  Marye : 

i.  James  Braxton, "^  b. ;    educated    at    the    University  of 

Virginia  ;  graduated  M.  D.  from  the  University  of  Penn- 
sylvania in  1839,  and  has  pursued  that  calling;  w.  Jane 
Christian,  daughter  of  William  Starke  Jett,  of  West- 
moreland county,  Virginia.  Issue:  i.  William  N.  ;''  ii. 
Robert;^  iii.  James  B. ; "  iv.   Anne  M.  ; "  v.   Mary.® 

ii.  Robert  Burton,^  b.  -^ — ,  1819  ;  educated  at  the  University 
of  Virginia  ;  lawyer  and  farmer  in  Orange  county,  Vir- 
ginia ;  Major  and  Quartermaster  Confederate  States  Army, 
i86i-'65;  VI.  twice:  ist,  Mary,  daughter  of  Major  Am- 
brose Madison,  of  Orange  county,  Virginia,  a  nephew  of 
President  James  Madison  ;  2d,  Mrs.  Jane  Tunstall  7ibe 
Waller,  of  Norfolk,  Virginia;  d.  25th  May,  1881,  at  Chat- 
tanooga, Tennessee.  Issue  by  rst  w.  .•  i.  Alfred  J. ;' 
ii.  Ambrose  M.  ;®  by  2d.  vi.:  iii.  Littleton  W.  T.  ;"  iv. 
Margaret.® 

iii.  John  Lawrence,^  b.  ;  was  educated  at  the  Academy  in 

Fredericksburg  and  Concord  Academy,  Caroline  county, 
Virginia  ;  graduated  A.  B.  and  B.  L.  University  of  Vir- 
ginia ;  has  been  a  practicing  lawyer  in  Fredericksburg, 
Virginia,  since  1845;  vi.  Mildred  Stone,  daughter  of  Dr. 
William  Browne,  of  Fredericksburg ;  member  of  the 
Virginia  Legislature.  i863-'65;  of  State  Constitutional 
Convention  in    1867  ;    Lieutenant-Governor   of   Virginia 


a  romantic  couple  from  New  Jersey— one  D.  Emmons,  an  ex-Federal 
soldier,  and  Miss  E.  Eldridge.  The  groom  declaring  that  having  failed 
to  take  "The  Heights  "  under  Burnside,  he  was  determined  that  the 
goal  so  desperately  contended  for  then  should  now,  in  days  of  bounteous 
peace  and  good-will,  witness  the  consummation  of  his  greatest  bliss. 


188  DESCENDANTS    OF   JAMES    MARYE. 

i870-'73.  Issue:  i.  Emily  S.  ; '^  ii.  William  B.  ;®  iii. 
Maria  B.  ;®  iv.  Raleigh  Travers ;  **  v.  John  L.** 

iv.  Morton,^  b. ;  m   Homoisel,  daughter  of  Robert  Voss, 

of  Rappahannock  county,  Virginia  ;  entered  Confederate 
States  Army  as  Captain  of  the  "  Alexandria  Rifles"  in 
1861;  promoted  Colonel  Seventeenth  Virginia  Infantry  m 
1862;  lost  a  leg  at  the  Second  Battle  of  Manassas  ;  clerk 
of  the  Circuit  and  Corporation  Courts  of  Alexandria, 
Virginia,  1870-1883  ;  elected  Auditor  of  Virginia  in  1883, 
which  position  he  still  holds.  Issue:  i.  Burton;**  ii. 
Mary  f  iii.  Edward  A.  f  iv.  Robert  V.;"  v.  Morton  i**  vi. 
Mary  Thornton, S?z.  February  15,  1884,].  S.  B.Thompson. 

V.  Lawrence  Slaughter ,5  b.  ;  educated  at  the  University 

of  Virginia;  771.  Maria  W.,  daughter  of  John  P.  Wilson, 
of  "  Bonbrook,"  Cumberland  county,  Virginia  ;  entered 
Confederate  States  Army  as  Lieutenant  of  the  Hampden 
Artillery  in  1861  ;  served  as  Major  on  the  staff  of  Gen- 
eral W.  W.  Loring  and  that  of  General  John  C.  Pember- 
ton  ;  has  practiced  law  at  Richmond,  Memphis,  Tenn., 
and  at  Lynchburg,  where  he  has  resided  for  the  past 
eight  years.  He  has  for  some  months  past  also  edited 
the  Lynchburg   Virginia^i.     Has  no  issue. 

vi.  Edward   Avenmore,'  b.    ;    never   married ;    served  in 

the  Confederate  States  Army,  first  as  Lieutenant  of  the 
Braxton   Artillery;    promoted    Captain,   and   whilst    thus 

serving   in   the  siege  of  Petersburg,  d.    ,    1864,  from 

disease  contracted  in  the  trenches. 

vii.  Anne   Maria,"  b.  ;    7n.    Robert   Dabney,  of  Powhatan 

county  (who  served  in  the  Confederate  Slates  Army  as 
Lieutenant  of  the  Powhatan  Troop;  was  member  of  the 
Virginia  Legislature  i863-'4;  Professor  of  Mental  Science 
in  the  University  of  the  South  at  Sewanee,  Tennessee, 
from  1872  until  his  death  in  1877).  Issue:  i.  William 
Pope  ;^  ii.  Marye;"  iii.  Lucy  K.  ;"  iv.  Cary  S. ;''  v.  Eve- 
lyn;'' vi.  Anne  M.;"*  vii.  Robert.** 
viii.  Evelyn,''  b. ;  unmarried. 

ix.  Charles  Bonnycastle,^  /'. ;  served  in  the  Braxton  Artil- 
lery, Confederate  States  Army,  from  1862  until  the  end 
of  the  war;   unmarried. 


DESCENDANTS    OF    JAMES    MARYE.  189 

X.  Alexander  Stuart,^  b.  ;  served  in  the  Braxton  Artillery, 

i86i-'5  ;  unmarried;  educated  as  a  teacher  and  pursues 
that  calling. 

Issue  of  Yeoman  and  Nancy'  (Marye)  Smith: 

i.   Samuel,*/;.  ;  graduate   B.  A.  and   B.   L.    University  of 

Virginia  ;  removed  to  Hinds  county,  Mississippi;  law- 
yer ;  7)1.  . 

ii.   Elizabeth,*    b.    ;    771.    George    Dabney,     Spotsylvania 

county,  now  Probate  Judge  of  Hinds  county,  Mississippi. 

iii.  Letitia,*  b. .      Lives  in  Fredericksburg,  Virginia. 

iv.  William  Marye,*  M.  D.,  b.  .      Lives  in  Fredericksburg, 

Virginia. 

V.  Julia  Bell,*  (^.  ;  w.  R.  W.  Marriott,  Baltimore,  Mary- 
land. 

vi.  Mary  Osborne,*  b. ;  w.  J.  L.  Siansberry,  Fredericks- 
burg, Virginia. 

Issue  of  Peter  '^  and  Eleanor  (Green )  Marye  : 

i.  William  Staige,^  b.  at  Colonel  William  Green's,  near  Cul- 
peper  Courthouse,  15th  February,  1775  ;  educated  at 
William  and  Mary  College  ;  wrote  a  collection  of  sacred 
songs;  771.  6th  May,  1802,  Mary  (b.  25th  April,  1785; 
d.  26th  December,  1852),  daughter  Peter  Rufifner, 
Shenandoah  county;  settled  at  "Hillside,"  Shenandoah 
county;  d.  28th  September,  1837.  Buried  with  his  wife 
in  the  Ruffner  burying  ground,  Shenandoah  county. 

ii.  James   Theodosius,^   M.    D.,  b. ;  77i.   at   the  age  of  50 

Miss  Bush,  Orange  county.     Both  dead. 

iii.  Mildred,^  b.  ;  7n.  Marshall  Gordon,  Culpeper  county, 

iv.  Susanna,^  b. ;  d.  unmarried. 

V.  Lucy,^  b.  ;  w.  James  Madesette,  Shenandoah  county. 

Issue  of  William  Staige  *  and  Mary  (Rufifner)  Marye: 

i.  Elizabeth,*    b.     17th   June,     1803;    771.    Joseph    R.    Sibert, 

Shenandoah  county.     Issue, 
ii.  Eleanor,*  b.  21st  October,    1804;  771.  John  Sibert,  and  had 

issue;  d.  ,  1853,  at  Woodstock,  Virginia. 

iii.  Peter,*  (^.  24th  January,  1807;  d.  6th  April,  1831. 


190  DESCENDANTS    OF   JAMES    MARYE. 

iv.  William  Staige,*  i^.  22d  July,  i8oS;  d.  3d  February,  1812. 
V.  Diana,*  b.    20th   October,    1809;    m.    Major  Joel    Ruffner, 
Kanawha    county,    West    Virginia;    d.    October,     1881. 
Issue:  16  children. 

vi.  Frederick  Augustus,*  <^.  2d  May,  181 1;  vi.  Letitia  Booton, 
Page  county,  Virginia;  removed  to  Cooper  county, 
Missouri.      Issue. 

vii.  John  Green  Ruffner,*^.  12th   February,   1813  ;  d.  nth   Au- 
gust, 1828. 
viii.  James  Theodosius,'  b.   19th   December,    1814;  »^.    1839,  in 
Port  Gibson,    Mississippi,    Mary   Passmore    Hoopes ;    b. 

,    1 818,    in   Westchester,    Pennsylvania,    of    Quaker 

parents. 

ix.  Anne  Maria,*  b.  13th  October,  1816;  d.  nth  February, 
1817. 

X.  George  Thomas,*  b.  23d  November,  1817;  m.  13th  July, 
1839,  Helen,  daughter  of  William  A.  Tucker,  of  Balti- 
more, Maryland;  removed  to  San  Francisco,  Cali- 
fornia, in  1849;  merchant,  contractor  and  banker;  public 
spirited  and  highly  successful  citizen  ;  d.  December, 
1882. 

xi.  Abram  Sowers,*  (^.  2d  April,  1819;  d.  24th  June,  1827. 

xii.  Lewis  Conner,*  b.   15th  March,   1S21  ;  d.    13th  September, 

1847,  of  yellow  fever,  in  New  Orleans.  Louisiana, 
xiii.  Mary  Anne,*  <5.  loth  June,  1823;  w.  Joshua  Ruffner,  Luray, 

Page  county,  Virginia. 
xiv.  Simon  Bolivar,*  b.  7th  June,  1825  ;  graduated  B.  A.  and  B.  L. 
William  and  Mary  College;  read  law  with  Judge  Yerger; 
went  to  Yucatan  in  1848  and  served  as  an  officer  in  the 
revolution  there;  returned  in  1849;  went  to  California, 
elected  first  State  attorney;  removed  to  Oregon  in  1852, 
from  thence  to  Washington,  D.  C,  where  he  remained  a 
year,  then  removed  to  Memphis,  Tennessee,  and  lived 
there  two  years  Finally  settled  as  a  practicing  lawyer  in 
Bolivar  county,  Mississippi  ;  w.  Sarah  Chapman,  of  Port- 
land, Oregon. 

XV.  Willis  Young,*  b.  12th  June,  1827;  removed  to  California  and 
engaged  in  gold  mining. 


DESCENDANTS   OF   JAMES    MARYE.  191 

Issue  of  James  Theodosius*  and  Mary  Passmore  (Hoopes) 
Marye  : 

i.  Anne  Eliza. ^ 
ii.  Theodosius  Staige.^ 
iii.  Florence  Vane.' 
iv.  Orrick  Walton.* 
V.  Madie  May.^ 

Issue  of  George  Thomas*  and  Helen  (Tucker)  Marye  : 

i.  William  A.,^  b.  ;  Major  United  States  Army. 

ii.  George  Thomas,'  b.  ;  banker,  San  Francisco,  California. 

iii.  Ada,^  b.  ;  ?n.  Joseph   C.  Baily,   surgeon,  United   States 

Army  ;  d. ,  18S2. 


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